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Booting to the Boot Menu and BIOS

This document is an overview of the keys that allow you to boot to a system BIOS and boot menu on various systems.


Acer Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
AcerAspire One zg5, zg8, Aspire TimelineF12F2
AcerAspire v3, v5, v7F12 ("F12 Boot Menu" must be enabled in BIOS)F2
Acer
Esc, F2, F12Del, F2

Apple Computers/Laptops


ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
ApplePost-2006 modelsOption

Asus Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
AsusDesktopsF8F9
AsusVivoBook f200ca, f202e, q200e, s200e, s400ca, s500ca, u38n, v500ca, v550ca, v551, x200ca, x202e, x550ca, z202eEscDelete
AsusN550JV, N750JV, N550LF, Rog g750jh, Rog g750jw, Rog g750jx Zenbook Infinity ux301, Infinity ux301la, Prime ux31a, Prime ux32vd, R509C, Taichi 21, Touch u500vz, Transformer Book TX300Esc (Disable "Fast Boot" and "Secure Boot Control")F2
Asusk25f, k35e, k34u, k35u, k43u, k46cb, k52f, k53e, k55a, k60ij, k70ab, k72f, k73e, k73s, k84l, k93sm, k93sv, k95vb, k501, k601, R503C, x32a, x35u, x54c, x61g, x64c, x64v, x75a, x83v, x83vb, x90, x93sv, x95gl, x101ch, x102ba, x200ca, x202e, x301a, x401a, x401u, x501a, x502c, x750jaF8Delete
AsusEee PC 1015, 1025cEscF2

Compaq Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
CompaqPresarioEsc, F9F10

Dell Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
Dell
F12 (Select "USB Flash Drive")F2

eMachine Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
eMachines
F12tab, Delete

Fujitsu Computers/Laptops 

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
Fujitsu
F12F2

HP Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
HP
Esc, F9Esc, F10, F1
HPPavilion Media Center a1477cEscF10
HPPavilion 23 All In OneEsc (Select boot media from the menu)F10
HPPavilion Elite e9000, e9120y, e9150t, e9220y, e9280tEsc, F9F10
HPPavilion g4, g6 and g7, Probook 4520s, 4525s, 4540s, 4545s, 5220m, 5310m, 5330m, 5660b, 5670bEscF10
HPPavilion HPE PC, h8-1287c, Pavilion PC, p6 2317c, Pavilion PC, p7 1297cb, TouchSmart 520 PC, ENVY x2, m4, m4-1015dx, m4-1115dx, sleekbook m6, m6-1105dx, m6-1205dx, m6-k015dx, m6-k025dx, touchsmart m7, Envy, dv6 and dv7 PC, dv9700, Spectre 14, Spectre 13, 2000 - 2a20nr, 2a53ca, 2b16nr, 2b89wm, 2c29wm, 2d29wmEsc (Then f9 for "Boot Menu")Esc
HP2000Esc (Then F9 for "Boot Menu". Select "Patriot Memory" on the Boot Option Menu)Esc
HPPavilion a410nEscF1

Intel Computers/Laptops


ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
Intel
F10

Lenovo Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
LenovoDesktopsF12, F8, F10F1, F2
LenovoLaptopsF12F1, F2
LenovoThinkPad edge, e431, e531, e545, helix, l440, l540, s431, t440s, t540p, twist, w510, w520, w530, w540, x140, x220, x230, x240, X1 carbonF12F1
LenovoIdeaPad s300, u110, u310 Touch, u410, u510, y500, y510, yoga 11, yoga 13, z500Novo Button (Next to power button), F12Novo Button
LenovoIdeaPad P500F12 or Fn + F11F2
LenovoIdeaPad S10-3, g460, g470, g475, g480, g485F12F2

Microsoft Tablets

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
MicrosoftSurface Pro 1-3
Volume-Down Button
MicrosoftSurface Pro 4 & Book
Volume-Up Button

NEC Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
NEC
F5F2

Packard Bell Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
Packard Bell
F8F1, Delete

Samsung Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
Samsung
F12, EscF2, F10
SamsungNC10, np300e5c, np300e5e, np350v5c, np355v5c, np365e5c, np550p5cEscF2
SamsungSeries 5 Ultra, Series 7 Chronos, Series 9 UltrabookEsc (Must disable "Fast Boot" in BIOS)F2
SamsungAtiv Book 2, 8, 9F2 (Must disable "Fast Boot" in BIOS)F10


Sharp Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
Sharp

F2


Sony Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
SonyVAIO Duo, Pro, Flip, Tap, FitAssist Button (Use the Assist Button when the computer is off, not when it is booting)Assist Button (Use the Assist Button when the computer is off, not when it is booting)
SonyVAIO, PCG, VGNF11F1, F2, F3
SonyVGNEsc, F10F2


Toshiba Computers/Laptops

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
ToshibaKira, Kirabook 13, Ultrabook, Qosmio g30, g35, g40, g50, Qosmio x70, x75, x500, x505, x870, x875, x880F12F2
ToshibaProtege, Satellite, TecraF12F1, Esc
ToshibaEquiumF12F12

Motherboards for Custom Builds 

ManufacturerModelsBoot Menu KeyBios Key
ASUS
F8DEL
Gigabyte
F12DEL
MSI
F11DEL
Intel
F10F2
Asrock
F11F2
EVGA
F7DEL




Keywords:booting menu bios system   Doc ID:80139
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-02-15 11:01 MDTUpdated:2018-02-15 11:28 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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